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Feb 20, 2005 - Ban Namkem

After hours of internet research and rejection, I finally found a guy from Youth International that was willing to help me find volunteer work on the west coast. I headed to Phuket and then took a 3 hour bus ride just north of Khao Lak to a towm called Ban Namkem. Unlike Phuket, Ban Namkem was a fishing village and not a hot spot for tourism. The village was mostly destroyed along the water and most of the boats were destroyed or heavily damaged. When I arrived in Khao Lak I found out that I had just missed President Clinton and George Bush...

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Dec 16, 2004 - Khao Lak

Back down south again for some beach relaxation and diving. We arrived in Khao Lak after a mammoth journey from Bangkok including a 14 hour sleeper train and a 5 hour bus journey!! But it was worth the journey. Khao Lak is a small resort town on the Andaman coast (west), about 1 hour north of Phuket. It is a dive Mecca attracting divers heading out to the Similan Islands on Live aboard dive boats. Our resort was a tiny place of just 6 bungalows set off the road in a spacious coconut plantation - beautiful! We were planning on taking a dive...

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